When Croc Appears
During the third month of Year of the Soupspoon, Croc first appeared on the shores of Forest Island in a basket. Assuming that this was a contestant of the Annual Midget Crocodile Race, King Rufus thought nothing of it. However, later on it became clear that this wasn't the case, so King Rufus brought the baby crocodile in Gobbo Valley.
For a long time after King Rufus had adopted Croc as one of the Gobbos, Croc stayed at the same size, roughly the size of a Gobbo. Suddenly, one day, Croc quickly grew in one spurt to become three times the average height of a Gobbo. Such was it a suprise that King Rufus fainted.
The amount of food consumed by Croc grew as fast as his height. The Gobbos were suprised by the size of Croc's meal portions, and were struggling to meet Croc's new demands.
The Great Destructions
After Croc had grown to his now customary size, it soon became clear just how clumsy a huge crocodile could be in a society of small Gobbos. This is exemplified many times by when Croc would walk innocently through Gobbo Valley. Buildings and Gobbo homes were destroyed on an almost weekly basis. It was definitely a problem, but was forgotten by the time of the invasion later on.